Break-Up Text Goes Viral. And I Just Don’t Get Why.

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Newsflash!

A break-up text goes viral!

So, naturally, I clicked on it. I love the internet, if nothing to be entertained.

I read viral text and I was amused, as I thought I would be, but I was also curious as to why in the world such a sensible, reasonable text went viral.

You see, I’ve succumbed to the digital age. I no longer think that a text break-up is so unusual or wrong. Especially for a 7-week relationship. So, no. When I read the text, I wasn’t surprised. I was even a little disappointed. It wasn’t so entertaining that it should have gone viral.

What surprised me the most, however, was the response of others.

Item #1 – “You refuse to update your relationship status on Facebook”ย 

Jane = After 7 weeks of hot and heavy you-know-what, I’d expect that two people would be considered “an item” worthy of a status change. If you’re still “looking for men” after 7-weeks with the same guy? Well, than maybe you’re just not that into him.

Others = Apparently, keeping your relationship status private is a common thing. Lots of nosy moms and sisters out there, I guess.

Item #2 – “You won’t include me in things like the wedding this weekend. I should have been the one to escort you.”

Jane = Again, after 7-weeks of courtship, this is not an unreasonable assumption.

Others = Disagreed. With me. 7 weeks is too soon for a wedding date. (Oops.)

Item #3 – “You are rude to my cat and that makes me uncomfortable.”

Jane = I’m more of a dog person, but if you were rude to my dog? I’d say that’s definitely an indication of your true character.

Others = Found this item especially amusing. The ex-girlfriend’s response? She’s apparently allergic to cats. And he didn’t know this after 7-weeks? C’mon.

Item #4 – “You do not share your time equally and by now your boyfriend should be taking priority.”ย 

Jane = I’m going to assume that by “equally” you mean between boyfriend and other friends. And if my assumption is correct, then you go, boy!

Others = See him as needy.

Item #5 – “Your swearing if very unladylike.”

Jane = Calling her out on her potty mouth? A man with standards. I like it.

Others = Added their own expletives to the comments.

And finally….

Item #6 – “You won’t disclose how many sexual partners you have had which makes me think it is upwards of 3 and anything more than that is unacceptable.”

Jane = Again, a man with standards. Which, as long as he holds himself to the same, is quite admirable.

Others = Feel this is narrow-minded. And it might be. But he is choosing a life partner and if this is important to him (which I’m teaching my children that sexual relationships are precious and special and should only be shared with a life-long partner) than good for him. It’s his prerogative.

In response to the break-up text that the now-ex-girlfriend allowed to go viral because she shared it with a friend she says,“He was 30, had a job, a car and a house. Certainly not what I normally manage to attract, so I thought I was onto something…”

Yep. I’d say you were onto something. Someone with a moral compass. Self-worth. Self-respect.

And the fact that he is “certainly not what (you) normally manage to attract” tells me you could take a lesson from this guy.

Clearly.

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13 responses to “Break-Up Text Goes Viral. And I Just Don’t Get Why.

  1. I hadn’t heard anything about it, and I think the brouhaha is silly. But…because this is fun…
    1. FB is self marketing and posing. Status is usually a lie. No biggie.
    2. Seven weeks is WAY too early to be the +1 at a wedding. Couple spending a fortune per person, they don’t need someone there who is a date. They need people who will be with them the whole of their marriage.
    3. Mean to a cat is bad. Rude to a cat is speaking their language. Fine line, but important.
    4. No person in my life EVER gets to dictate how I spend my time. I’ll see you when I want to. Once a week is a fair expectation. Want more? Earn it. I’m a grown-ass woman and I will spend time with the people who bring out my best.
    5. My response is not something Jane approves of, and this is her blog. So I won’t say it here. On my turf? Bleep off. My mastery of the language includes commonly shared exclamations of frustration that sound profane because they are specifically chose to BE profane. I manage my language for my audience, and when I’m with a close friend I’ll talk they way I want to. People who shout “sugar boogers” when they’re mad clearly don’t share my level of anger, bleep it.
    6. If we are going to be intimate, you have every right to know how many partners I’ve had, and some details. You have, however, absolutely no right to judge the number, and the fact that you have a pre-set ceiling in your attempts to judge me mean I will never want to be with you. So save the rest of your text, because as long as I respect my body, and respect others’ bodies, you have no right to insert your framework into my choices.
    That was fun, Jane! We totally disagree, but I love you anyway!

  2. I generally agree with you, but not here. He’s welcome to prefer women who don’t swear, but calling it ‘unladylike’ smacks of a double standard, and gives me a really icky vibe. Same with sexual history – he has a right to know hers, but ‘anything more than three is unacceptable’? I think she dodged a bullet. And the ‘rude to my cat’ thing is weird.

    • And that’s why I love my bloggy friends! ๐Ÿ™‚ We agree to disagree and that’s okay. It truly looks like I’m in the minority here…..ah, well. It isn’t the first time and it certainly won’t be the last!

  3. I found it entertaining….and your blog and the comments even more entertaining. I’m glad I’m not dating in this day and age. Though I was remembering back to a time years and years ago when my then current boyfriend’s cat peed on my socks. I think I was rude to his cat.

  4. I’m interested to know how someone is rude to a cat. Did she stand there swearing at it? Just weird.

    You know I’ve never really come to terms with anyone swearing, male or female, and I’m also totally shocked when I do. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Hey I appreciate your article but just thought I would let you know that you are in correctly using “Then vs. Than.” As in, “…if my assumption is correct, thEn (not thAn) you go boy.” Basically when you use van it is always to compare something with something else such as Susie is taller than Sally. Whereas “then” is typically a temporal of some sort such as, “and then we went to the mall.” Or, a slightly different way of using it would be, “if you don’t like me after 7 weeks, then I’m breaking up with you.” Apparently a lot of people get those two mixed up so I like to correct people when I see it which usually comes off as me being preachy or nit-picky but trust me if you knew me in life outside of the internet you would know that I have no room to talk and I’m well aware of this I’m just trying to help the world out grammatically one word at a time. LOL

    • Quite honestly, I thought your comment was spam…because I KNOW the difference between “then” and “than” and I couldn’t have possibly made a mistake. Oops!

      I assure you, it WAS a typo.

      Thanks for the heads up!

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